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Gunhaver
10-08-2012, 11:47
What gives with these people? So here's the deal. If anybody would like to go back in time and change history so that the native Americans could have continued warring with and killing/oppressing each other without the Europeans getting involved, knowing full well that you would have never been born without history having played out exactly as it had then please continue stroking your ego by posting how horrible the past is and how egregious and unacceptable a situation it was that humanity wasn't yet as advanced in the 1500s as you have decided it should have been. Otherwise, STFU.

That is all. :wavey:

glock_19guy1983
10-08-2012, 11:49
I say End columbus day. Its a pain in the ass when the Post Office and banks are closed on a fluff holiday.:tongueout:

byf43
10-08-2012, 11:54
The Columbus Day holiday was taken away from my company, many years ago.
I don't miss it.

I get the day after Thanksgiving, every year, instead.


BTW. . . I don't agree with moving a holiday to put it on a Monday, either.
Columbus Day is October 12, not the 8th.


Sheesh.

Rant off.

PBCounty
10-08-2012, 11:58
Agree with the OP. The Prius driving little weenie boys like to show off their self hatred on such days and it makes me want to pimp slap them and play their girlfriend's Nintendo.

RedTop
10-08-2012, 12:03
In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez renamed it to "Day of Indigenous Resistance" :rofl:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day

JW1178
10-08-2012, 12:05
They are an example of what happens when communists try to compete with capitilisim. It left them hundreds of years behind the rest of the world and survival of the fittest, they didn't make it.

Also, if they were so great and prosperous, they why haven't their reservations become beacons of wealth and prosperity? I mean, nobody liked the jews so we put them on a reservation we call Isreal right in the middle where people hated them the most and they aren't doing half bad.

I will say that to a native American celebrating Columbus Day would be like celebrating Hitler's birthday to a Hebrew.

Annoyedgrunt
10-08-2012, 12:07
OP, what/who is your avatar, anyway? I've never seen it before, and it just looks like a yellow anvil wearing clothes to me. :dunno:

glock_19guy1983
10-08-2012, 12:11
They are an example of what happens when communists try to compete with capitilisim. It left them hundreds of years behind the rest of the world and survival of the fittest, they didn't make it.

Also, if they were so great and prosperous, they why haven't their reservations become beacons of wealth and prosperity? I mean, nobody liked the jews so we put them on a reservation we call Isreal right in the middle where people hated them the most and they aren't doing half bad.

I will say that to a native American celebrating Columbus Day would be like celebrating Hitler's birthday to a Hebrew.

The Israelis have a rich best friend. No one really cares about the American Indian. I do kinda find it funny when people go into the indian casinos and loose their savings and house.:rofl:

Gunhaver
10-08-2012, 12:20
OP, what/who is your avatar, anyway? I've never seen it before, and it just looks like a yellow anvil wearing clothes to me. :dunno:

That's Gunhaver from Cheat Commandos.

http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Cheat_Commandos

http://www.homestarrunner.com/cheatcommando.html

Spiffums
10-08-2012, 13:04
Is this were we all say that we are sorry we are white and go vote for Obama again to show we really like blacks/mexicans/asian/whatever?

Glockdude1
10-08-2012, 13:07
I am a Govt employee, that gets Holiday pay on Columbus day!!

We need MORE holidays!!

:supergrin:

glock_19guy1983
10-08-2012, 13:09
I am a Govt employee, that gets Holiday pay on Columbus day!!

We need MORE holidays!!

:supergrin:

And LESS Govt employees.:tongueout:

Gunhaver
10-08-2012, 13:28
Is this were we all say that we are sorry we are white and go vote for Obama again to show we really like blacks/mexicans/asian/whatever?

That is the crux of it unfortunately, white guilt. It's all the white guiltiest people I know that this kind of crap is coming from. I like to tell them to do some serious research into where every holiday we have comes from and tell me if they feel like they want to celebrate any of them when they're through. ("Santa Claus only gave presents to the good children, not just everyone that participated. What kind of non-liberal garbage is that?") I think that at some point somebody did exactly that and that's where Kwanzaa came from.

moeman
10-08-2012, 13:32
I say End columbus day. Its a pain in the ass when the Post Office and banks are closed on a fluff holiday.:tongueout:

Damn right! It's Leif Ericson Day.

michael_b
10-08-2012, 14:13
I'm of Italian descent, I'm glad we get at least one day unlike a whole month others get lol.

If your last name ends with a vowel you should get a paid holiday today :)

Adjuster
10-08-2012, 14:24
Watched on the news this morning that there is an idea to rename the holiday to 'Explorers Day' to honor all past and future explorers. And it is intended to also encompass future space exploration.


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michael_b
10-08-2012, 14:27
Watched on the news this morning that there is an idea to rename the holiday to 'Explorers Day' to honor all past and future explorers. And it is intended to also encompass future space exploration.

Screw that lol. Man, can't Columbus catch a break-

Glockdude1
10-08-2012, 15:30
And LESS Govt employees.:tongueout:

Congress????

:rofl:

glock_19guy1983
10-08-2012, 15:50
Congress????

:rofl:

Thats a good starting place

G29Reload
10-08-2012, 15:59
I say End columbus day. Its a pain in the ass when the Post Office and banks are closed on a fluff holiday.:tongueout:

Yep. I'm actually enjoying the paid day off today being as I'm on a government contract.

but frankly scarlet, its a complete waste. WTF is COLUMBUS day a paid holiday? Really! Its an excuse for car and mattress sales.

Its not like the country is chomping at the bit to go to a Columbus day rally.

Still, I am going to have ravioli with sausage in red sauce tonight.

GLWyandotte
10-08-2012, 16:13
A lot of Italians I know take this day very seriously. After years of being portrayed as organ grinders and mafiosos, I say let them have the day. They've made many great contributions to our nation and our world.
<…....please note avatar!

Altaris
10-08-2012, 16:18
:supergrin:


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/385591_534861536543304_1827621129_n.jpg

cowboywannabe
10-08-2012, 16:22
white face gave red face fire water and casinos, and i dont hear any of them *****ing about that.

Cmacc
10-08-2012, 16:34
Columbus actually discovered the islands that are today called the Bahamas and Cuba. He made 4 voyages from Spain and some think he was never actually on the North American continent. As for the poor souls he corrupted see: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Caribs.aspx#1

cowboywannabe
10-08-2012, 16:38
blame it on the Vikings, they were the first Europeans to set foot on North America.

rhikdavis
10-08-2012, 16:42
white face gave red face fire water and casinos, and i dont hear any of them *****ing about that.

I'd take a casino over cash reparations.

glock_19guy1983
10-08-2012, 17:03
I'd take a casino over cash reparations.

Agreed, its amazing how much money people will throw away, even when they really cant afford it.

Wyoming
10-08-2012, 22:35
It should be a day of learning.

Learning what happens when you don't have a good immigration policy.:whistling:

Halojumper
10-08-2012, 22:47
I'm of Italian descent, I'm glad we get at least one day unlike a whole month others get lol.

If your last name ends with a vowel you should get a paid holiday today :)

Christoforo Colombo might have been Italian but he was sailing as a contractor to Spain so, if anything, it would be a Spanish holiday, not Italian .

Halojumper
10-08-2012, 22:50
blame it on the Vikings, they were the first Europeans to set foot on North America.

That must have been WAY back in the Fran Tarkenton days!

NEOH212
10-08-2012, 23:09
I say End columbus day. Its a pain in the ass when the Post Office and banks are closed on a fluff holiday.:tongueout:

I'm with you on the useless holiday thing. We can celebrate without having the day off. Talk about government waste.

I can justify having off on the major holidays but not on these lesser ones. I recognize what the day means and why it's important but seriously, we don't need to take the day off and waste a bunch of money paying people to have it off.

Remember that next time the post office complains about being in the red!

:supergrin: